L'dor va'dor

Pronunciations

l'dor vador (leh-DOR vah-DOR) listen

Definitions

  • adv. From generation to generation.

Example Sentences

  • "A major component of Judaism is passing traditions l'dor vador to keep them alive."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • לדור ודור ledor vador - 'for all generations, forever' e.g., Ps. 146:10 and in the Shacharit liturgy.

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      l'dor v'dor, ledor vador, ledorvador, l'dor vador

Notes

  • Using the phrase in English discourse is more common among non-Orthodox Jews. The Jewish English meaning/usage differs from the Textual and Modern Hebrew usage of this phrase. The Hebrew phrase meaning 'from generation to generation' is midor l'dor.

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